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Author Topic: Does your Vista installation run out of memory when copying files?  (Read 11767 times)

Josh

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If so, it appears you are not alone. Microsoft has acknowledged via a private patch, which you must request here by referencing hotfix 942435.

Hope this helps some of you out there :)

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« Last Edit: October 16, 2007, 07:38:58 PM by Josh »

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Re: Does your Vista installation run out of memory when copying files?
« Reply #1 on: October 16, 2007, 08:44:38 PM »
Someday I hope Microsoft perfects this mysterious "file copy" technology of which you speak.

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Re: Does your Vista installation run out of memory when copying files?
« Reply #2 on: October 16, 2007, 08:47:44 PM »
Thanks Josh - this happened to me a while back when trying to synchronize some files across a network between Vista 64-bit and Vista 32-bit. Only happened the once and I didn't think any more of it - until you found this patch! :Thmbsup:

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Re: Does your Vista installation run out of memory when copying files?
« Reply #3 on: October 17, 2007, 05:04:58 AM »
http://hotfixv4.micr...46_intl_i386_zip.exe

For those of you who wish to install the patch.

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Re: Does your Vista installation run out of memory when copying files?
« Reply #4 on: October 17, 2007, 05:14:06 AM »
http://hotfixv4.micr...46_intl_i386_zip.exe

For those of you who wish to install the patch.

That archive is password protected, so it won't do you much good unless you recieved an email from Microsoft. I've attached the extracted ready-to-use update to this post instead :)
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Re: Does your Vista installation run out of memory when copying files?
« Reply #5 on: October 17, 2007, 05:53:15 AM »
That's hilarious - Vista can't copy at 33Kb file!! Just shows how many resources the Aero interface uses ;)

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Re: Does your Vista installation run out of memory when copying files?
« Reply #6 on: October 17, 2007, 05:57:10 AM »
Carol in a thread with an opportunity to bash MS? Who woulda thunk it!

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Re: Does your Vista installation run out of memory when copying files?
« Reply #7 on: October 17, 2007, 06:03:58 AM »
LOL - not so much bashing MS ... Ijust thought it was a funny bug for a 'next generation' OS !

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Re: Does your Vista installation run out of memory when copying files?
« Reply #8 on: October 17, 2007, 06:19:10 AM »
That dialogue could do with a makeover too, all assets are misaligned and the buttons are floating instead of being tucked near the borders.

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Re: Does your Vista installation run out of memory when copying files?
« Reply #9 on: October 17, 2007, 08:57:11 PM »
This was one of the first things I noticed about Vista way back on Feb. 1st: slow copying and moving operations, as in very slow, even with a fresh install, new computer. Made no sense until I read that it was built in to discourage copying too many items without the usual DRM shackles. This is also one of the dozen main reasons I contend that Vista isn't better than XP. My computer is three times faster than my old one; my "Windows Experience" rating is perfect, so why did everything get slower?

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Re: Does your Vista installation run out of memory when copying files?
« Reply #10 on: October 18, 2007, 03:02:06 AM »
1st: slow copying and moving operations, as in very slow, even with a fresh install, new computer. Made no sense until I read that it was built in to discourage copying too many items without the usual DRM shackles.
Do you have a source for that? I really doubt that this is the case. Ms also published patches to improve performance, things will be better now than they were last february.

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Re: Does your Vista installation run out of memory when copying files?
« Reply #11 on: October 18, 2007, 03:55:29 AM »
1st: slow copying and moving operations, as in very slow, even with a fresh install, new computer. Made no sense until I read that it was built in to discourage copying too many items without the usual DRM shackles.
Do you have a source for that? I really doubt that this is the case. Ms also published patches to improve performance, things will be better now than they were last february.

He is partially right in that Vista used to (and still is in certain cases) be slow copying/moving/deleting files compared to XP, but it has absolutely nothing to do with DRM.
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Re: Does your Vista installation run out of memory when copying files?
« Reply #12 on: October 18, 2007, 04:08:53 AM »
Yeah, the DRM claim sounds like that of the DRM-paranoid rather than a legitimate claim. Unless there is proof that this IS the reason they slowed down copying, then I will consider this report as FUD just like much of the info put out by the anti-vista group.

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Re: Does your Vista installation run out of memory when copying files?
« Reply #13 on: October 18, 2007, 04:16:34 AM »
Does anybody have a real explanation why move/copy is slow and has the out-of-memory bug?
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Re: Does your Vista installation run out of memory when copying files?
« Reply #14 on: October 18, 2007, 04:17:55 AM »
The reason I feel it is slower is due to the OS trying to read all of the attributes of the files before a copy begins. If you see, it tries to "gather information" prior to the copy. I think this is part of what it is doing. It is a whole lot faster, although not AS fast as it used to be, with the patch that MS released.

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Re: Does your Vista installation run out of memory when copying files?
« Reply #15 on: November 05, 2007, 10:52:15 PM »
I haven't got that error, on any of my 3 Vista machines. One of them wasn't exactly a high-end (or even mid-range) machine when XP was around, and I still haven't seen it. What hardware are you guys running? :huh: The low end computer has some wierd AMD CPU clocked at about ~1.8-2GHz (I still don't fully understand AMD's wierd number system for CPUs), having 1GB of value-end RAM and a small 80GB 5,400RPM hard drive. And it runs AERO as well. :tellme: